Keep Your Laptop Computer Safe and
Keep Your Laptop Computer Safe and Adjust Laptop Power Settings
Adjusting your power settings can help prevent
aptops are convenient to use when you have overheating if your laptop is not in use, even for a
to take your work from place to place, but it’s short period of time. Power Settings are found in the
important not to wear it out on the way. Watch Control Panel on Basic PCs, or System Preferences
these tips on keeping your laptop in tip top shape, on the Mac. When you open up Power Options on
and it will last you for years to come. your PC , or Energy Saver on your Mac, you will find
options that allow you to control the timing of the
Keep Your Laptop Safe and Functional Video monitor, standby, and hibernation settings.
The shorter the amount of time it takes for your mo-
Transcript: Keep Your Laptop Safe and nitor to turn off, your computer to go into standby
Functional or hibernation, the more energy your computer
will save. For example, I will adjust my settings to
5 minutes. This way, after 5 minutes, my computer
will automatically begin to use less energy. On PCs,
click OK when you are done adjusting the settings.
Clean Laptop Vents and Fans
You can also prevent overheating by inspecting and
cleaning the various air vents and fans with forced
air dusters, which you can buy at any office supply
store. This should be done when the computer has
been off for at least a few minutes. The fans and
Today, I’ll give you some tips on how to keep your vents are located at the bottom and sides of your
laptop computer safe. Using your laptop safely will laptop. Make sure to blow the air out of the vents.
help it work properly.
Proper Laptop Ventilation
Prevent Laptops From Overheating
It is best to use a laptop on a hard surface, like a
It is best to shut your laptop down when it is not in desk, which allows ventilation. Avoid placing your
use for a long period of time. This prevents overhea- laptop on soft spots like a couch or pillow. This could
ting. block airflow, which can cause overheating. You
Keep Your Laptop Computer Safe and Functional
can also purchase an optional heat sink base or a
laptop desk at office supply stores.
Tips for Traveling With Laptops
If you are traveling, turn off your computer before
putting it into its carrying bag. Also, unplug any
computer accessories, such as flash drives, when
you’re traveling with your laptop. They can scratch,
break, or damage your laptop while traveling.
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